Nursing - RN to BS Option Other Options


There is no minor in the nursing - accelerated RN to BS option.

RN to MS Option

Why choose Stevenson's RN to MS option?

This option was designed to give registered nurses who do not yet have a baccalaureate degree in nursing the knowledge and skills necessary to earn a baccalaureate degree. They then proceed directly into the master's program to pursue a concentration in either leadership/management, education, or population-based care coordination.
Although the most important aspect of applying to the RN to MS option at Stevenson may be the student's stated intention of wishing to make a difference in the nursing field, there are several other advantages for students, including:

  • The need to submit only one application for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • The familiarity with Stevenson's educational culture, its policies and procedures, the technology environment, fellow students, and faculty and staff that make for an easier transition from the undergraduate to the graduate program.
  • The ability to take a graduate course to meet the upper-level elective requirement for the bachelor's degree. Credits from that course will then count toward the MS program requirements.
  • The first graduate course is billed at the undergraduate tuition rate.

RN to MS Admissions Criteria

  • To be considered for the RN to MS option, applicants must have an active RN license and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above from previous academic work, and they must submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Students meeting these criteria may be accepted to the RN to MS option with conditional acceptance granted for the graduate program. To be admitted to the MS program after earning the BS, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above in the RN to BS courses, have completed all non-nursing courses, and continue to hold an active RN license.

Students who start the RN to BS option and later decide that the RN to MS option would have been a better choice for them, can still apply. Criteria for admission are the following: completion of at least 12 RNBS credits, GPA of 3.0 or above, and completion of the application form.